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Are Your eyes Green?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by MissTurkey4, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. MissTurkey4

    MissTurkey4 Songster

    Mar 29, 2011
    What causes green eyes?

  2. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Crowing

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
  3. SunnyDawn

    SunnyDawn Sun Lovin' Lizard

    Sep 12, 2009
    Nor Cal
    Melanin. Blue eyes are not really blue it is just the way our eyes perceive the light that is refracting through the eye. Blue eyes simply have little or no melanin and green eyes have some so that the "blue" light refracting through them is seen through the slight tint that the melanin provides. And yes, I have green eyes. [​IMG]

    Now if you are trying to understand how you get green eyes genetically then do a search on-line. There is a lot of new research on this subject that is either really interesting or really tedious depending on your level of interest. I was really interested at first but felt more than a little overwhelmed pretty quickly. It's a really complex subject and the folks who think it can be explained in a few sentences are sadly misinformed!

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